According to Playoffstatus.com, the Pats would be out of the running for a first-round bye with: (Aâ€”not operative) JAC d. NE *and* any one of 1. DEN d. CLE or 2. MIA d. NE next week or 3. DEN d. KC next week (B) MIA d. NE next week *and* either of 1. DEN d. CLE or 2. DEN d. KC next week (Câ€”not operative) HOU d. MIN *and* DEN d. CLE *and* DEN d. KC next week (D) DEN d. CLE *and* HOU d. IND next week *and* DEN d. KC next week * * * * The Pats can clinch a first-round bye with either: 1. ANY THREE of NE d. JAC, NE d. MIA next week, CLE d. DEN, and KC d. DEN next week or 2. NE d. JAC, NE d. MIA next week, MIN d. HOU, and IND d. HOU In other words, the Pats are not in control of their own destiny, but there might still even be a possibility of HFA.